Wednesday, March 22

PAS adamant on implementing hudud in Kelantan


TUMPAT: PAS remains adamant on implementing the Syariah Criminal Code II 1993 (Amendment 2015) Enactment 1993 or the ‘hudud’ in Kelantan despite opposition from its political ally, the DAP.

PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, when reiterating the PAS stand, said there was no compromise in the PAS struggles to implement the hudud law in Kelantan.

“They (DAP) are not Muslims, certainly they will not agree, that is their right (but) they want to force us (PAS). Kelantan wants to implement the hudud with their (DAP) agreement, that is not possible,” he said in his speech when opening the General Meeting of the Tumpat PAS division, here yesterday.

Abdul Hadi said he had on numerous occasions debated with the DAP leaders on the implementation of hudud and eventually PAS decided that implementing the Islamic law was the right of the Kelantan PAS government.

The PAS president, who is also the Marang member of parliament, had previously presented a notice to table the motion in the Dewan Rakyat on March 18 which would enable him to table the bill to amend the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act 1965 to pave the way for the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.

The private member’s bill was included as the last item (No.24) to be tabled at the meeting on April 7 but there was no time to table it for debate until the Dewan Rakyat was adjourned on April 9. — Bernama